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Home Science: Job Prospects & Career Options

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Those with home science as a subject background, can find job opportunities in the production industry, tourism industry, service industry, or are suitable for teaching jobs, technical or sales jobs. Self employment is also an apt career choice. One can work independently as research analyst or nutrition consultant. The opportunities for home science graduates lie mainly in non-governmental organizations.

Production industry - This covers food preservation, dress-making, specialized cooking, textile designing, fashion designing and dress manufacturing, or work in production units of the food industry and hotels. In the Food manufacturing industry, options are available in food processing units and food preservation departments as food analysts, quality analysts, quality controllers and quality managers. Major job profile of home science graduates in textile industry is as apparel and textile designers.

Tourism & Service Industry- They can find jobs in hotel and hospitality management services. Job opportunities exist in various hotels, tourist resorts etc as catering agents. They can also be employed as dieticians in hospitals, maternity homes, slimming centers and even boarding schools. Home science graduates are in great demand in the service industry, to look after house keeping and food catering departments of hotels, tourist resorts, restaurants etc.

Research & teaching jobs - Major careers available are as food scientists, research associates, teachers and professors. Candidates with masters degree can opt for teaching positions or research positions. Home science post graduates can take up teaching assignments in senior secondary schools and home science colleges.

Sales  - Sales promotion jobs of food products, baby foods, ready to cook foodstuffs and garments are open to Home Science graduates.

Technical - There are a number of technical jobs comprising food analysts, food scientists, research assistants, demonstrators etc.


A person, who desires to pursue a career in this field, can expect a salary of about Rs. 10, 000 per month in the beginning. With experience, one can earn more income. Research work, teaching, catering jobs etc. are generally well paying.



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